Welsh Newton Llanrothal Group Parish Council

Your Parish council = The closest tier of government to you. The voice of local people.

Following Government guidelines, there will be no Parish Council meetings for the foreseeable future.  Any updates will be given here.

Parish Plan for assistance during the Coronavirus – March 2020

Ward Councillor Report – March 2020

Coronavirus Information:

As you are aware we have been developing a Talk Community Covid Response where we are sending every household in Herefordshire (88k) a letter focussed on the vulnerable people and the support they will need outside of their existing network. We have a central coordination centre with a dedicated telephone line for vulnerable people and volunteers to contact us and we will then link them back into the community organisations. There is already some fantastic community responses happening and the council can support the infrastructure through this response and provide community resilience.

Many of the wards and parishes have provided us with information of the community work being undertaken however there are some areas where we have little information, please do forward the team any community information on the email address below with the key coordinator.

The areas of support that will be coordinated are:

Urgent supplies
Picking up meds (DBS check needed)
Pet walking
Calling vulnerable people during this difficult time

People wishing to volunteer can register and vulnerable people needing support can register on the following link: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/covid19help, the dedicated telephone number will be fully live from Tuesday 24th March which is 01432 260027 and email address talkcommunitycovidresponse@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Keeping Safe Poster

Wash your hands poster

Hand washing techniques poster

Additional sources of general information:
For the latest, reputable sources of information about this coronavirus please visit the following websites:
Health advice about coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Latest information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Frequently asked Questions: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on
Thursday TBC at 7.30 pm
in Welsh Newton Village Hall

Agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website,

Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

Meeting dates for 2020

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in Welsh Newton Village Hall.  All are very welcome to attend.  Meetings start at 7.30pm.

9th January                                                                                                9th July

13th February                                                                                             10th September

12th March                                                                                                  8th October

9th April                                                                                                      12th November

14th May       to include Annual Parish Meeting                                 10th December

11th June

Welsh Newton & Llanrothal

Whether you live in this beautiful part of the country, plan to visit, or just want to know more about it, we hope you find something here of interest.

The website’s aim is to be informative, newsworthy and an easy to use source of information for anyone who’s interested in what’s going on in the parish.

If you have any interesting photographs of the parish please send them to the Parish Council’s Clerk for inclusion on our website.

We try to update it frequently, so do stay in touch. Please bookmark this page and return to the site on a regular basis. Our objective is to ensure it’s the best and most up to date source of news about what’s happening in the parish and what’s being planned for the future.

News items:

Herefordshire Council has begun the review of the Core Strategy.  The first consultation document that has come out as part of this review can be found here.   This will be discussed at the March meeting.

The Parish Council has funded two Speed Indicator Devices in the Parishes – both are now in situ – it is hoped this will help make the roads safer.


The Parish Council would like to start compiling a photographic document of drainage issues and the source of the issues around the parishes.

This is so that during the dry period – if there ever is one! – Balfour Beatty are able to see what the issues are and hopefully begin to resolve some of them.

To this end Councillors are requesting that parishioners assist by taking photos of any issues and the source of the issues and forwarding them to the clerk – with clear labelling as to where the photos relate to.

Hopefully this way – we may all begin to see improvements.